Collegeville Rejects Trash Offers, Plans to Re-Bid

"I believe we can do better," says borough council member.

Collegeville Borough rejected four refuse and recycling bids at its November meeting, because they felt all of the bids were over-priced.

"I make a motion that we reject all of the bids and re-bid them," said Collegeville Borough Council Vice Chair Arnold Mann.  "I believe we can do better."

The borough, which is currently serviced by J.P. Mascaro, decided that the trash hauler's $248,880 price tag for a one-year contract was too much.

Other bids included A.J. Blosenski, coming in at $243,750 for one year, Republic Services, Inc. at $237,473 per year, and Waste Management at $241,650 per year.

The borough is now mandated to provide leaf pickup for a separate leaf waste collection, as are all municipalities with more than 5,000 residents.

J.P Mascaro asked $1,280 for the leaf pickup; A.J. Blosenski wanted $1,250, Republic Services included the leaf pickup in the overall price, and Waste Management offered a bid of $1,500 for the pickup.

According to Collegeville Manager Geoff Thompson, new bids will be received prior to the December meeting when next year's budget is finalized.


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